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COVID-19 Innovation

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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COVID-19 Innovation Track Opening Remarks
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Meg Hare (She/Her)
Meg Hare (She/Her)
Accenture, Sales Director
Rob Cohan  (He/Him)
Rob Cohan (He/Him)
Accenture, Managing Director

Join us to learn what to expect for the day as we kick off the COVID-19 Innovation Track.

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Disruptions and Pivots: Communities that Sweat Together Stay Together
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Patrick Hitchins (He/Him)
Patrick Hitchins (He/Him)
FitRankings, CEO // Founder
Tom Digan (He/Him)
Tom Digan (He/Him)
Ladder, Co-Founder & President
Lizzie Aquirre (She/Her)
Lizzie Aquirre (She/Her)
Soulstice Retreats, CEO
Ryan Fenton (He/Him)
Ryan Fenton (He/Him)
FloSports, Director, Global Rights Acquisition/Partnerships
Rob Cohan  (He/Him)
Rob Cohan (He/Him)
Accenture, Managing Director

COVID 19 has isolated people and destroyed fitness communities including gyms, endurance races, and training groups. Learn how Austin based Tech companies are driving innovation and growth in the face of COVID 19.

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Opportunities for Innovation in Startups Responding to COVID-19
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Julia Cheek (She/Her)
Julia Cheek (She/Her)
Everlywell, Founder and CEO
Lloyd Armbrust (He/Him)
Lloyd Armbrust (He/Him)
Armbrust American, CEO/Founder
Mellie Price (She/Her)
Mellie Price (She/Her)
Texas Venture Labs, Executive Director

In this session, we'll be joined by two Austin founders who have launched products to address COVID-19, creating jobs while filling critical needs for coronavirus tests and masks. Join us to hear from Julia Cheek from Everlywell and Lloyd Armbrust from Armbrust American in conversation with Mellie Price!  

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Using Data, Social Media and Analytics to Understanding How to Respond to COVID-19 Impacts and Challenges
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Chris Armstrong (He/Him)
Chris Armstrong (He/Him)
Accenture Interactive, Experience Optimization Lead
Katie Townsley (She/Her)
Katie Townsley (She/Her)
Accenture, Strategy Director
Melissa Moloney (She/Her)
Melissa Moloney (She/Her)
Accenture, Higher Ed, Non Profit, and Government Consulting Executive
Kevin Ellenwood (He/Him)
Kevin Ellenwood (He/Him)
Accenture, Managing Director

COVID-19 has exacerbated and greatly accelerated the challenges that companies, government organizations and higher education institutions were already facing. No longer are the past data models sufficient in accurately predicting future trends around enrollment or engagement patterns. We invite educational institutions to join us in a discussion around leveraging new tools and social listening in a time of social distancing to understand perspectives and needs, address concerns and better prepare for strategizing in this new reality.

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Government as a Platform: Operating in the Never Normal
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Greg Martin (He/Him)
Greg Martin (He/Him)
Sumo Logic, Vice President and General Manager, Security Business Unit
Leigh Christie (She/Her)
Leigh Christie (She/Her)
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Senior Vice President, Global Technology & Innovation
Todd Kimbriel (He/Him)
Todd Kimbriel (He/Him)
Accenture, Government Senior Advisor
Anh Selissen (She/Her)
Anh Selissen (She/Her)
Texas Department of Transportation, Chief Information Officer
Amanda Crawford (She/Her)
Amanda Crawford (She/Her)
Texas Department of Information Resources, Executive Director

The COVID-19 crisis is knocking organizations and industries off balance and is shaping a new reality made of complexity, uncertainty and opportunities. Responding to the pandemic in the public sector has underscored the need for a seamless interplay of advanced capabilities and collaboration with citizens, companies, other government organizations or NGOs to deliver next-generation public services. Join us as we explore the new opportunities from capabilities, contracting and sourcing to the ways of working.